ITV2 heads to SA for Love Island spin-off

By Content Nigeria reporter
September 6, 2023

Love Island

ITV2 in the UK has commissioned reality spin-off Love Island: All Stars, which will see former contestants return to South Africa for a second chance at finding romance.

Produced by Lifted Entertainment, part of ITV Studios, and GroupM Motion Entertainment, the series is scheduled to debut in early 2024 and will also be carried on streaming platform ITVX.

The format sees old favourites from the dating show couple up and try to avoid being dumped from the island.

Relationships will be put to test as the singletons try to win the hearts of each other and the viewing public, with only one pair being crowned winners.

Love Island has become a reality juggernaut for commercial pubcaster ITV, amassing over 300 million streams alone on ITVX this year.

The launch episode of this year’s series attracted around three million viewers across all devices, with the final the most watched programme for 16- to 34-year-olds.

The format is co-owned by distributors ITV Studios and GroupM Motion Entertainment, whose head of formats and entertainment is Martin Oxley. It has been commissioned in 27 territories including the US, Greece and Germany.

Paul Mortimer, director of reality commissioning & acquisitions and controller ITV2, ItvBe said: “After 10 ratings busting seasons of Love Island on ITV2, we’re delighted to be able to celebrate a decade of the number one dating show on television with the first-ever series of Love Island: All Stars.

“I know the audience will welcome back some of the most iconic UK Islanders, as they set out in pursuit of love all over again in a brand-new version of our worldwide hit.”